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Burton N. Harrison
After graduating from Yale, Harrison accepted a teaching position at the University of Mississippi. Upon the outbreak of the war he became Secretary to Confederate President Davis. After the Civil War, he moved to New York City where he practiced law.

Burton N. Harrison (1838-1904)
b. In New Orleans, Louisiana, Class of 1859, Secretary of Jefferson Davis